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Go Take A Hike! - Sacramento Magazine

In Northern California, any season is a good season for hiking, but the fall weather makes getting outdoors even better. As the days turn cooler, the leaves turn color, creating a visual treat. In this region, there’s a trail for everyone, no matter the age or ability. Check these out. Difficulty of the trail on […]

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Tower Bridge, Sacramento, California--early 1960s

This picture is part of a display near the bridge, which spans the Sacramento River between Sacramento and West Sacramento (it opened in 1935). This view is looking east; the State Capitol building can be just be seen in the distance beyond the far end of the bridge. The railroad track in the center of the photo belonged to the Sacramento Northern Railway. Once upon a time, interurban trains plied these rails; at the time of this photo, the line was freight-only (and only a few years from…

At the turn of the century, glamorous citizens enjoyed high tea in the Palace Hotel San Francisco, A Luxury Collection Hotel. One of the oldest establishments in the city, the hotel still hosts beautiful receptions in its perfectly appointed dining room. Hotels San Francisco, Palace Hotel San Francisco, San Francisco California, California Usa, The Places Youll Go, Great Places, Places To Go, Beautiful Places, Foto Madrid
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Palace Hotel, San Francisco

the main dining room of the Palace Hotel on Market Street in San Francisco; this period gem was designed by architect John P. Gaynor and completed in 1875; the leaded glass ceiling and ornate crystal chandeliers speak of an era of Victorian opulence in post-gold rush days

Donaldina Cameron, ran Cameron House in Chinatown in the C. San Francisco Museums, San Francisco Bay, Today In History, Women In History, Historical Society, Historical Fiction, Mission House, Barbary Coast, San Francisco Earthquake
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Encyclopedia of San Francisco

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Tower Theatre, a Sacramento landmark. Tower Records was born in the drug store in this building which is now the Tower Cafe. You should take in a movie and then have dinner next door at Tower Cafe. Sacramento California, California Dreamin', Northern California, Ansel Adams, Tower Records, Central Valley, Movie Theater, Theatre, Places To Visit

Tower Theater Sacramento

The entry to the Tower Theater in Sacramento, built in 1938. The Tower Restaurant is also in this building, which housed the beginnings of Tower Records.

I remember date nights here & watching the movie from the cemetery behind the drive-in. Sunset Drive-In, San Luis Obispo, CA by Robby Virus Golden Coast, Golden State, Family Trips, Family Travel, Avila Beach, Josh Brolin, San Luis Obispo County, Highway 1, Cali Girl

Sunset Drive-In, San Luis Obispo, CA

Sunset Drive-In, 255 Elks Lane, San Luis Obispo, California. An actual functioning drive-in!

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Madonna Inn - San Luis Obispo, California

Hwy. 101 and Madonna Road San Luis Obispo, California For Your Gala Entertaining and Personal Dining Pleasure - Finest Food Obtainable in Exclusive Surroundings...Coffee Shop...Wine Cellar Dining and Cocktails. Enjoy either a sophisticated or informal atmosphere. Banquet Accommodations for Large and Small Parties. Exquisite Rooms and Suites from $10.00 to $45.00 Rod Johnson Mike Roberts SC7896 CAPA-014685

Motel Inn San Luis Obispo CA - the FIRST MOTEL in the US, it opened in 1925 as the Milestone Mo-Tel - about halfway between LA and San Francisco. It closed in 1991 and most of the buildings were demolished in The bell tower remains. Santa Barbara County, Nevada City, City Limits, Central Coast, San Luis Obispo, Motel, Time Travel, Places To See, Beautiful Places
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Motel Inn San Luis Obispo CA

Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge 2223 Monterey St., U.S. 101 Freeway North City Limits Al and Marge Calkins - Your Hosts

In Donaldina Cameron began helping out at the Presbyterian Mission House in Chinatown in San Francisco. The Mission House’s primary role was rescuing Chinese girls and women from abuse. Chinese American, American History, Mission House, Best Ghost Stories, California History, San Francisco California, Still Standing, Most Beautiful Cities, Women In History
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The Fascinating History of San Francisco’s Haunted Donaldina Cameron House

This is the story of Chinese immigration to San Francisco and a haunted house in the city related to that history. San Francisco has a long and rich history related to Chinese immigration to America. There are many inspiring stories in this history...

Sacramento Zoo in Sacramento, CA. Went here as a child. Also visited Sacramento Zoo for my Husband and I wedding was William Land Park Zoo, when I was a kid. Sacramento Restaurants, Sacramento Zoo, Sacramento California, California Dreamin', Northern California, Lake Erie, The Great Outdoors, Family Travel, Places To See

Sacramento Zoo

Sacramento Zoo in Sacramento, CA. Went here as a child. Also visited Sacramento Zoo for my Husband and I 5th wedding anniversary.

Governor's Mansion, Sacramento CA. Photo by PJM (Pedro Marenco) Sacramento California, California Dreamin', Northern California, California History, Central Valley, Second Empire, Lake Erie, Day Trips, Places To See

Governor's Mansion, Sacramento CA (C64_4945-4947-LR-PM-PS-NS)

Out on a photowalk with Mike Perry to shoot the Governor's Mansion and Fab 40's Christmas Lights.

CA, Sn Luis Obispo, Milestone Mo-Tel - A postcard from the Despite being the inventor and primary architect of the an American icon, Milestone Mo-Tel Inn would be the first and last motel Arthur Heineman would ever opened. Santa Barbara County, Desert Homes, Story Of The World, Hotel Motel, City Limits, Vintage Trailers, San Luis Obispo, Best Vacations, Vintage Postcards
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Daily Dot: Motel era

On Dec. 12, 1925, the Motel Inn opened in the California town of an Luis Obispo. The name was new: no one had heard of motels before, because until that point, they didn't exist. More here.

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The 12 Towns You Absolutely Need To Visit In Southern California In 2017

We all need to get out of town sometimes. These SoCal destinations look like the perfect weekend away.

The Mission Bell Motel as it looked in 1939 Ventura, California. California History, California Homes, Southern California, Vintage California, Ventura County California, Mission Bell, Newbury Park, Los Angeles California, Beach Town
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1939: Ventura, California

June 25, 1939 “Toward evening we came to Ventura, by the ocean, where we found quarters at the Mission Bell Motel, a beautiful place with blooming flowers and shrubs about to make it most attractive.”

This underground tour will show you the side of Northern California history you didn't learn about in your history textbook. Sacramento River, Sacramento California, Northern California, Student Tours, Underground Cities, California History, Okinawa Japan, Chicago Restaurants, Haunted Places
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The Old Sacramento Underground Tour Will Show You The Dark Side Of Northern California's History

This underground tour will show you the side of Northern California history you didn't learn about in your history textbook.

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